The house I am about to build will be great, for our God is greater than other gods. But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him?2 Chronicles 2:5-6 … Continue reading The Lord’s House or House of Offerings?
The period immediately after Christmas or Easter is often a low time for me emotionally and spiritually. I know that is odd to say. Shouldn’t these major high and holy days take me to a new peak? In one way they do but only after a season of rest. Just like your physical fitness level … Continue reading The After Season
John 19:38–42 (NRSV) 38 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. 39 Nicodemus, who had at first … Continue reading Holy Saturday Devotion – April 20, 2019
John 13:1–20 (NRSV) 13 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas … Continue reading Maundy Thursday Devotion – April 18, 2019
John 13:21–32 (NRSV) 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore … Continue reading Holy Wednesday Devotion for April 17, 2019
John 12:20–36 (NRSV) 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus … Continue reading Holy Tuesday Devotional Thought – April 16, 2019
John 12:1–7 (NRSV) 12 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of … Continue reading Holy Monday Devotion – April 15, 2019